Nov 7, 2012 3:00am PST
with 303 electoral votes, florida is still up in the air although the president does have a lead there right now of half of a percentage point. now, it's important to note that obama took nearly every swing state, including colorado, ohio, pennsylvania virginia, and wisconsin. those last three really contributed to his win and to the fact that we were able to call the race relatively early last night. if you remember yesterday, there was speculation that the count could go on for several days in the event of a close race. the popular vote is very close at 50.2% to 48.2, just a difference of two points there but with nearly 100-point spread in the electoral vote, it's really no contest. congressional seats democrats did not gain control of the house, which was to be expected, but they did maintain control of the is that the, picking up seats in indiana and massachusetts, a big win there for elizabeth warren against scott brown. we're still waiting on results from montana and north dakota but departments have the lead right now. the two independents, king from maine and sanders fro
Nov 1, 2012 3:00am PDT
-around. stops are being scheduled. romney will be in florida and virginia over the weekend. of course, those are just the first two stops you know, of many we'll see. >> bill: they'll be going to the same states but at different times. president obama leaves today. wisconsin then back to las vegas and then into colorado and he ends up in ohio tonight. >> a lot of miles on air force i. >> bill: president clinton is in ohio today. i think he has four different events in ohio. but this race is, even with the battleground states, where president obama seems to have an edge, it is pretty tight isn't it? >> i think it is. there is still an opportunity for something to change. however, i believe it is fair to say that president obama is ahead significantly at the moment. i say significantly. i don't mean ten points but i mean 2 points in ohio and a couple of points in new hampshire and wisconsin and michigan pennsylvania, you know. the states that romney started to go into and the republicans started to go into yesterday
Nov 20, 2012 3:00am PST
to this horrible, horrible tragedy. we have a call from palm springs, florida. >> caller: good morning. well, in my perfect world susan rice would be named c.i.a. director and bill clinton would be named secretary of state. >> bill clinton. >> caller: yes. and if he's not interested, i nominate al gore. >> john: wow. >> caller: i feel like we need our a-team out there. and i think bill and al together could have a great adventure and -- >> bill and al's great adventure. >> caller: i feel susan rice's talents and background would so -- is desperately needed in the c.i.a. which has only been run by old white men. i think of course she would be well qualified as secretary of state. but i feel bill clinton and al gore are such tremendous assets that -- >> john: this is my favorite call of the day so far. i have to break it up. i'm not sure i'm with you as susan rice for c.i.a. i don't know what her law enforcement or espionage or counter terrorism credentials are. >> caller: well, being with the nsa, her background there.
Nov 15, 2012 3:00am PST
there to all of you atheists is when the final vote have been tallied from florida, mitt romney finished the campaign with 47%. screw you atheist. there is a god and he has a great sense of humor. i'm thrilled about our next guest. long time fan. i've read you for awhile. it is great to be a first-time suck up. zeke miller is in studio with us from "buzzfeed." thank you for joining us this morning. >> great to be here with you. thank you so much for having me. >> john: i know it is a slow "newsweek" so we'll try to fake our way through this. when zeke walked into the room, where do we start? between petraeus soap opera which is now like turned into the jersey shore for rich people. everyone hooking up left and right and being kind of skeevy. let's begin with ambassador rice. i found yesterday to really be fascinating on a dramatic level. were you surprised that that's being used against the president and do you think that this is really about trying to get scott brown back into the senate by getting john kerry and not sus